First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan; embracing an outline of the voyage to Calcutta, and five years' residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI.

London: Wm. H. Allen and Co. Leadenhall Street, 1837.

Price: $750.00

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First edition. Full-page map, frontispieces, plates. [xx], 406; [xvi], 436 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in half contemporary blue morocco and marbled boards. Czech, Asia, p. 16.

Item #321388

"An officer in the Bengal Horse Artillery, Bacon recounts his assignment to India with vivid descriptions of life in the cantonments, travels along the Ganges River, and observations of the peoples he encountered. He also enjoyed hunting wild boar and tiger in the 'junguls' near the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers. Near Hurdwar, he hunted wild elephant and tiger. Continuing into the Dehra Doon, he collected bear and encountered more tiger. An interesting view of pre-Raj India and its wild sports" (Czech).